And can we talk about bloat for a second? Bloating from stims is a bitch & it makes you bitchy & makes you look like a fat bitch:Yeah - that is my belly hanging over my elastic waist-band fat-girl pants. Believe it or not, it was pretty flat about 2 weeks ago (despite my little pooch). I have gained 7 lbs since I started all this & that my friends is definitely NOT hot! I can no longer fit into my jeans & my scrubs/work-out pants are my new BFF's. I can't do any exercising per the RE for fear of developing ovarian torsion so that makes a fat-girl feel real good.
My abdominal pain started Friday after my 1st follie scan & has continued to get worse. Today I am really uncomfortable & can only take Tylenol which doesn't help much. Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve & Excedrin are not allowed since they effect the uterine lining. Sitting, standing, walking, peeing, coughing, laughing - all painful. It feels like I have two weights hanging where my ovaries are & any movement pulls & tugs on those weights & causes pain. So for the last 2 days I have done nothing but sit/lay on the couch & watch basketball. Oh & be pampered by the hubby - which hasn't been too bad :)
Let's talk EWCM - I got TONS of it people. My E2 levels must be on a huge rise because I have had more EWCM in the last 2 days than I have ever had in my entire life. I guess this is a good thing.
And to top all this fun off, tonight I have to "get-together" with the hubby in order to have a "fresh" sample for the ER this week. Honestly the thought of this makes me cringe. I am hoping he can just take care of business without much assistance. How f'n romantic is that? That my friends is keeping it real.
So my 2nd scan is tomorrow morning. If the NP tells me I need to do one more night of stims I think I might just cry on the spot. I just don't know how much more stretching my ovaries can honestly take. I am also beginning to worry about OHSS. My RE warned me that they would have to watch me closely since they are being so aggressive. This doesn't occur until after the ER & can sometimes effect/cancel the embryo transfer so I am praying that my ovaries behave themselves. I bought a bunch of Gatorade, PB & chicken to eat afterwards in hopes of warding off the evil spirits of OHSS.
So that's it for now. I'm going to continue to sit my fat ass on the couch, keep track of my brackets & lounge around in my fat-girl pants all while keeping it real.